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  1. Gravel - may be the wrong kind..?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    HI all I recently purchased gravel online to get a more natural stone color and accidentally got planted gravel. My tank is not planted but wondering if there is any issue using this gravel with my current to slowly change out the gravel color? The gravel itself is much smaller and probably...
  2. Worried my betta might have eaten a piece of substrate - help!

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    Hi guys, This may sound like a ridiculous concern, but I was planting a few small Sagittaria subulata sprigs in my betta's tank, and while doing so, some of the underneath substrate (a small white gravel - larger than a grain of sand, but some are about the size of a betta pellet) floated to...
  3. Heater, Filter, Gravel, Decor, LED, Powerhead and more! + Pet supplies

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    I put up my fish supplies on the grand opening of my storeenvy! Direct link to fish supplies: Fish Pet Supplies · Eternalskyy · Online Store Powered by Storenvy Reply to this thread or facebook message me to get a proper shipping quote :) :grin2:
  4. WTB-Tank, filter, heater, substrate, rocks, etc.

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    I'm looking for the following things to set up a 10 gallon tank: EQUIPMENT: ~Aquaclear 20 filter ~Hydor Theo Heater 25 watt ~Light for 10 gallon that works for med light plants ~10 gallon aquarium (local p/u) ~10 gallon marineland glass canopy ~Digital thermometer ~Suction cup thermometer...
  5. Share your glass/marble substrate aquariums + "Roman Gravel" brand gravels

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Looking for more ideas for my tank. I have marbles, but I love glass and new color theme ideas for see-through substrate. Also love Roman Gravel brand based on google images, but really need to see more out there! Even if you have a few marbles on your gravel you may share :) I love how this...
  6. Replacing Substrate

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    Since my aquarium has been very cloudy for unknown reasons, I want to change my substrate from glass pebbles to a gravel substrate. (My cloudy water problem thread is here Nothing helps my cloudy water! :-( ) What is the safest way to go about...
  7. Stones, Gravel and other additions

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    Hey everyone, I am looking into getting a much larger tank next year and wanted to start researching what exactly to put in it item wise. I have always had an interest in semi-precious stones, so I sort of wanted to try and incorporate that into my aquatic scenery. Here is the issue, a lot of...
  8. Planted tank gravel/dirt question?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Hello! So I've been wanting to start a planted tank for a long time and I want to know if plants actually require dirt to grow or if the plants could survive planted in gravel? And how do you start a planted tank? Like do you buy already grown plants and plant them in the dirt/gravel or do you...
  9. Switching from gravel to sand

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    Hello all! I bought some Tahitian Moon Sand since it was recommended by a few users, and I'm curious if I can use my gravel vacuum the same way for sand. Another question: should I use only sand, or should I have sand with a layer of gravel on top? I'm thinking of adding African Dwarf Frogs to...
  10. Adding Old Rocks to Aquarium?

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    Hi all, I have some standard aquarium rocks in a Ziploc bag my girlfriend used in her aquarium some time ago. I wanted to add some of these to my current aquarium. Is there a protocol I should follow to sanitize them before I add them? Thanks, Cooper
  11. Switching my tank's gravel

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey guys, I've been considering switching my tank's gravel from my larger "river rock" type to the standard sized gravel for two reasons; firstly because of the larger size of my current gravel set up, poop and uneaten food are buried in the spaces between the rocks deep below the surface and...
  12. To vacuum the gravel or not vacuum the gravel?

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    Do you guys vacuum your gravel when you do a water change? I've heard mixed things about it. Some people have said that it's best not to cause it holds beneficial bacteria and it could mess with my cycle but others say to do it because it holds so much nasty junk and most of the beneficial...
  13. Best substrates?

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    So recently I attempted a planted tank, and completely botched it up. I purchased some wonderful mineralized topsoil from, but for whatever reason we didn't completely cap it. So after realizing that mistake, we drained the water and completely capped it, but there's still "mud...
  14. Help! Getting Plants

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I'm going to the pet store today to get plants and need ideas. I have a small petco, so common options and a lot of options are appreciated. My tank is a 5g Tetra Kit. It has one LED light strand. Grave substrait, and a single female betta. I have a Terta Wisper tank, and a heater that is...
  15. Very, Very Irritated *VENT*

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    My new tank and aquarium supplies just got here. The tank is a 5-gallon Aqueon Mini Bow Betta Kit. It was all scratched up when I took it out of the box because the filter wasn't put together. There was part of it that was clattering all over the box. I'm not sure how major it is, but it's...
  16. Couple of care questions

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    Hello! I'm kind of new to owning betta, as well as new to this forum! Currently my betta is in a 2 gallon bowl, but have no fear, I am getting a 5 1/2 gallon tank with a filter this weekend. I just had a couple of questions about maintaining the aquarium: 1) I know water changes should be done...
  17. Sand or Gravel?

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    Hi guys, I recently bought a 10g to split for two male bettas and am slowing acquiring all the things needed for it, I love the look of sand in tanks, but I am worried my bettas (and friends) may not do well in sand.. so this is what I am wondering about... will bettas eat the sand? if they do...
  18. Substrate (Gravel) in tanks yes or no?

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    I have heard that having no gravel in your tank is easier to clean and it doesn't do anything beneficially. Is this true? Or does beneficial bacteria like to sit on gravel? I don't know wether to use it or not. Please share your input. Thank you :)
  19. Not loving his new 5 gallon tank yet...

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    So I put my boy, Finn, in his tank yesterday, and he's really not doing well. I mostly suspect it's stress, but there are so many variables that changed recently, that I got nervous and just moved him back to his original tank. Here is the "long version" just to make sure all details are...
  20. Gravel Problem

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    I have decided to change the bottom of my betta's tank from normal colored stones to blue gravel. Would this bother him? If so, then how should I change it?